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March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Palestine, there is no legislation designating head of household status (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 21% of the total labor force in Palestine (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Palestine are legally required to obey their husbands (151). In Palestine, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Palestinian law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is not legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Palestine (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Palestine of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 1 between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave resered for women as a function of who pays. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Palestine can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (151). A woman in Palestine can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Palestine (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Palestine cannot legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women cannot work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women ar note able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women cannot work in the same industries as men (151). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Palestine does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Palestine (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Palestine cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Palestine (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Palestine (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in Palestine of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 1 between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave resered for women as a function of who pays There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (151). Parents in Palestine are not able to work flexibly (151). Working...more
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Palestine can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Palestine can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (151). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Palestine, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Palestine does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony does not carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Palestinian law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Palestine is not prohibited. There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are not criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Palestine can legally travel outside the country, but not her own home in the same way as a man (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Palestine (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Palestine is free and compulsory (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Palestine can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Palestinian law does not establishe an anti-discrimination commission (151).
March 29, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Palestine cannot work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (151). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal. (151).
Feb. 28, 2019, 7:51 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Metoo has played a significant role in addressing these issues. Tweets shared on social media under the hashtag #AnaKaman demanded justice against sexual harassment" (para. 22).
Feb. 28, 2019, 7:51 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Earlier this month, research by the The Arab Center for the Development of Social Media found that ⅓ of Arab women experience sexual harassment online" (para. 22).
Feb. 25, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“our findings confirm the important and consistent relationship between women’s suicide attempts and victimization. All women in this study had at least one experience of violent victimization…In current study women had histories of rape, harassment and sexual abuse by intimate partners and strangers, they expressed that these traumatic experience lead to a feeling of helplessness and despair what was unbearable and subsequently the suicide attempts” (79-80).
Feb. 25, 2019, 6:26 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“The majority (63.3%) of the participants disagreed with the concept that female-generated bombing is justified, compared to 16.7% who agreed. Neither did the majority (60%) of participants report favourable reactions upon hearing about a female-initiated attack in the news. An overwhelming majority (90%) of the participants disagreed with the idea that women engage in suicide terrorism with feminist objectives in mind. When asked whether women initiate suicide bombing in order to avoid shame and regain lost honour, opinions were mixed, as evident by equal proportions of 36.7% for agree and disagree. Slightly more than half (56.7%) of the sample set disagreed with the notion that women typically became suicide bombers...more